Volvo plans small EX30 electrical SUV for US, reveal June 7

Volvo has teased the design of a brand new smaller electrical SUV that it confirmed on Tuesday will likely be U.S.-bound. 

The compact mannequin, to be known as EX30, will likely be revealed on June 7 and will likely be out there that very same day for U.S. reservations, Volvo stated. 

The EX30 badge, which was beforehand confirmed as on the best way, follows Volvo’s new naming construction for electrical SUVs began by its upcoming EX90 SUV, which will likely be produced within the U.S. and be delivered to American prospects in early 2024. 

Volvo EX30 teaser

Volvo EX30 teaser

An early glimpse of the car means that its cues might carefully observe these of the EX90, though there could also be a light-weight bar in entrance as an alternative of particular person standard headlights. To take a position design-wise, it would trace at an homage to the low-set vanguard and hid headlamps of the Nineteen Eighties-era Volvo 480.

Volvo hasn’t but confirmed the place the EX30 will likely be constructed, or to what diploma it is likely to be made with underpinnings shared with its mum or dad, China’s Geely. It’s more likely to be primarily based on Geely’s SEA platform that has already been revealed to underpin the upcoming Polestar 4.

Geely SEA (Sustainable Experience Architecture) modular EV platform

Geely SEA (Sustainable Expertise Structure) modular EV platform

The model confirmed in 2021 that it plans to go all-electric by 2030, and it’s aiming to deal with sustainability in methods not each automaker will—with plans to go leather-free on all its autos by 2030, too. 

Volvo hasn’t usually introduced its smallest fashions to the U.S. previously—though the sporty C30 hatchback marked one exception in current historical past. A C30 Electrical was provided beneath a restricted lease program in Europe a decade in the past, and it enabled a number of the early cold-weather testing prowess that went into present fashionable Volvo EVs together with the XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge.